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Hong Kong leader to hold dialogue aimed at easing tensions

Hong Kong leader to hold dialogue aimed at easing tensions

Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, said on Tuesday she and her team would begin dialogue sessions with the community next week, while reiterating that violence that has roiled the city over three months of protests ...

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Moscow and Tehran on Monday blamed US policies for tensions in the Middle East while Russia said it welcomed French efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal.

Bond yields soften on account of global trade tensions amid Fed rate cuts

Bond yields soften on account of global trade tensions amid Fed rate cuts

In 2019, global bond issuances are at $2.694tn as against $3.79tn in 2018. The Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Italy, Canada and the European Investment Bank are the key issuers.

Iran says European naval mission in Gulf would be 'provocative'

Iran says European naval mission in Gulf would be 'provocative'

Iran on Sunday slammed as ‘provocative’ a British proposal for a European-led naval mission to escort tankers in the Gulf, amid soaring tensions over the seizure of ships.

UK wants to de-escalate tensions with Iran: Hunt

UK wants to de-escalate tensions with Iran: Hunt

London wants to de-escalate tensions with Tehran, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday following a meeting of the UK's emergencies committee over Iran's seizure of a British-flagged ship in the Gulf.

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world's largest planemakers as they arrive at this week's Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books.

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States ...

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington.

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions: oil minister

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions: oil minister

Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published on Saturday.

Thousands stranded in Bangkok as flights affected by India-Pak tensions

Thousands stranded in Bangkok as flights affected by India-Pak tensions

Thousands of travellers were stranded in Bangkok on Thursday when Thai Airways International cancelled more than a dozen flights to and from Europe after Pakistan closed its airspace ...

Sweden recalls ambassador to Guatemala amid tensions over UN probes

Sweden recalls ambassador to Guatemala amid tensions over UN probes

Sweden has recalled its ambassador to Guatemala ‘for consultations,’ the Swedish Foreign Ministry said Sunday, amid a dispute over its support for a UN-run organization ...

EU sees global trade tensions dominating G20 summit

EU sees global trade tensions dominating G20 summit

Trade tensions between the United States and China are likely to dominate the G20 summit of the world's 20 biggest economies next week, according to a senior European Union official ...